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Alabama Child Support
Base Formula: Income Shares. (For explanation, see Income Shares Model.)

Calculators for Presumptive Award
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Note: Presumptive amounts are awarded only if uncontested. For ideas on contesting a child support amount, see Presenting Your Case.]

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Alabama 2007 Child Support Review

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  Alabama Family Rights Association
Alabama Coalition for Fathers and Children
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American Coalition for Fathers and Children (national)

Articles and Analysis

Report to Administrative Office of the Courts and the Guideline Review Panel [PDF]
Presented by R. Mark Rogers on March 31, 2006, this report provides a detailed critique of the standard Income Shares guideline proposals for Alabama and offers economic alternatives. Also: the PowerPoint presentation [PDF]

Economic flaws in Alabama guidelines [PDF]
R. Mark Rogers testified on March 12, 2004 before the Alabama Child Support Review Panel in Montgomery, Alabama. This report is a brief memorandum on the economic flaws of Alabama’s child support guidelines and contains suggestions on what the state might do to conform with federal regulations for economically sound guidelines.

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